Thursday, August 28

Handmade Review #2

Timothy's Handmade Review #2 (8.28.08)

Ok it is time for the Handmade Review #2. Last week I bought some great hair clips From the ClippyHut. I just received them yesterday and HERE is the full review...video included



I love everything about the indie world of handmade. Etsy has changed my life.... and i would love to give back to the Etsy community.
Near the end of every week I will be purchasing one item from one Etsy shop. Once I receive the item i will feature that shop and their item on my blog.
If you are an Etsy shop owner I would love to consider your shop for the Handmade Review.
This week i will be looking at items less than $20.
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To be considered for the Review there are 2 simple steps:
One... leave a comment here on this post telling me how you discovered ETSY.
Two..... Show me what you GOT on the forum thread HERE
I will be making my purchase on Saturday night...8.30.08

112 comments:

Tango K ~ Wearable Jewelery Art said...

Hey- I found ETSY on a recommendation way back in early 2006. When we were living in Singapore in 2007, ETSY was a great way for me to keep working and selling and stay connected with the USA.

Taylor's Eclectic said...

Hi..My cousin recommended etsy to me last Christmas. I started selling jewelry on etsy in July.

blest said...

I used to sell my jewelry on my blog and another etsyian and blogger told me about etsy in the comments.

So I showed up in June of 07.

Dotty said...

I was on a site for stay-at-home moms, looking for a way to make money from home. There was a thread about etsy. That was two years ago. The rest is history.

Etsy's changed my life too. :)

Thanks Timothy!
Dotty
dottyral.etsy

Styren Designs said...

I found etsy being talked about on Rachael Ray's show and my son found an article about it in one of his business magazines. So I decided to give it a try for the last eight months.

Migoto_Chou said...

What a fun idea! I found Etsy through a blog that I had been reading. She was selling jewelry and bath and body items at the time.

w said...

i like stuff. was surfing. found etsy. pretty simple. pretty fun.

wendiwinn.etsy.com

Adam and Angie said...

I found Etsy from another forum I was on and fell in love with it. I lurked a lot and bought a thing or two before I made the leap about a month ago and signed up. The rest they say... is history. :)

RedMarionette said...

My best friend sent me a link to etsy.com while I was at work. I had never heard of it but I think I spent a good two hours on the clock that day looking through the site in awe.
It was love at first sight!

Patti Ann said...

I learned about Etsy from a jewelry magazine forum.

Maia R. said...

I found Etsy through another indie site called wickedlychic.com. I was looking through the pages of wickedly chic and noticed that there was some really cool, funky jewelry there. When I clicked on the links they all took me to Etsy stores. It didn't take me long to realize the handmade theme, and I have been in love with Etsy ever since.

Young said...

I found etsy Feb 2006 from someone on Live Journal. I have enjoyed having my shop and have many supporters that follow what ever I do. Etsy is great!!

Jacqueline

Sam said...

I found Etsy through my friend who sell knitting stuffs on Etsy. It did change my life too. :)

Jennifer said...

I found Etsy accidentally. I was link-hopping from boygirlparty.com to find other sites I might like and somehow landed at Etsy. At first, I thought it was just 1 person's website/shop and then I realized the wonderful depth of Etsy and have been addicted ever since.

stolensharpierevolution said...

I had heard some other people who were into zines talking about etsy so I decided to sign up for a shop in 2006. I didn't really know what to do with the shop so it sat there until 2007 when I really started taking care of it and adding more than my zines. Now I have listings for custom buttons, catalog buttons and fresh roasted coffee. It has worked well for me over time.

soapdeli said...

I discovered etsy back when it first started through the craftster forums. That was when all listings were free. I didn't really sell anything then and have only focused on selling on etsy since the beginning of this year. http://soapdeli.etsy.com

Robin Lynne said...

I discovered Etsy on craftster.org too. I'd been trying to sell stuff on my own website for about 2 or 3 years, with very little lucky.. (I was actually "against" Etsy for a little while, since they charged fees and I thought that was silly) but then I decided to throw a dollar's worth of listing fees out there - and I was hooked from then on :)

Locks of Pizazz! said...

I found Etsy from a crafter in a small business group that a friend and i started. Though business is slow for me, I truly love it here and believe it's where I belong...
I mention Etsy to everyone I talk to. So many artists I meet still don't know about it, so I love to spread the word! I tell them how it's so much cheaper than E-bay, and a great community for any creative.

La Baleine à Plumes said...

Actually, I found Etsy by accident, by browsing some artists on Deviant Art... There was a link to their Etsy shop... and within the hour I was hooked!

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

I found Etsy late one night while googling crafty things & stumbled upon the blog of an Etsy peep.

Nancy McNally said...

Novmebr of 2006 I purchased something from an Etsy crafter, bloodandgold from Canada for the first time http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=5009895

My sister in Florida told me about Etsy. In February 2007 I began selling my art wares on Etsy. I love the community team spirit of Etsy crafters and artists. I belong to several street teams and I am the leader of one, California Crafters CLub of Etsy CCCOE. I bought a space in Timothy's first book of Etsy sellers. Etsy should hire me. I hae been selling arts and crafts for 40 years. I have been selling on-line since 1998. The websites keep on disappearing, just like Brick and Mortar galleries disappear, only faster.

hairtiesgalorenmore said...

I found Etsy through my Mom and a Tv Show. I'm glad I did.

Field Notes said...

I learned about etsy through my husband. He got a press release from etsy at the newspaper he works at and had a reporter do a story on etsy. But, since I'm related, I couldn't be part of it ={ still, etsy got local press coverage thanks to Mr. Reycled Ideas! He encouraged me to open up shop.

Audzipan said...

I discovered etsy through my sister, azurerocket at http://azurerocket.etsy.com

randomcatgirl said...

I found Etsy through one of my favorite photographers on deviantART. She sells handmade books and such. Then I kept running into people selling things on the site, but for some reason I didn't bite until an old college friend mentioned his store on his blog.

I looked into it and opened my store a few days later. This has been the best selling month since I started this business.

CelticKnot said...

Hello Timothy. Great idea!

A friend recommended Etsy to me because my in-laws had a candle business. My in-laws did not join Etsy, but I did once I started crafting.

CelticKnot

AYSE said...

I am also designer but I really like yours too much. I wear generaly such modern items.
congrats from turkey
regards
ayse

www.aysetugrul.etsy.com
www.aysetugrul.com

2kute said...

I found etsy on crochetville, which is a forum for ppl who crochet. some of my buddies there already had a shop. They told me good things about it and I fell in love with etsy world :)

Becca said...

I found Etsy in '06 on eBay forums after I'd made a huge sale on eBay only to have the buyer say their acct had been hijacked.

Probably one of the better days of my life, no lie, because of where it's lead.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I found ETSY through my Mother. She reads a lot of blogs for sewing and quilting and she told me that a lot of people she blogs with are selling their items on ETSY. So I thought I would give it a shot.

Steel City Bakery said...

To be honest, I don't really remember where I saw or found Etsy. But It's been great too. It has taught me EXTREMELY valuable lessons on how to run a business before I open up a brick and mortar bakery. I've made many crucial mistakes that I have learned from and will hopefully not make them again so I can have a successful business.

BTW, I love your stuff. I have you favorited in my bakery.

burrito said...

Holy crow = you just made me realize I don't remember how I found etsy! One of my crafty friends must have told me about it... I've been spreading the joy ever since!

Nature Manipulated said...

It was back in 2006. I started trying to sell my jewelry and art online and was trying to find different venues for it.

Until then, I had been selling my work by word of mouth. I decided to try and promote through MySpace. I figured that was a good way to network and get myself out to a wide variety of people. (Unfortunately MySpace became too big and crazy.)

I'm pretty sure I came across Etsy through a MySpace "friend." I can't tell you who anymore but I thank them nonetheless. It was a great find.

Donna said...

I have been on etsy for just over a year. About 2 years ago I had a few friends mention etsy to me but I just didn't have the time to research and get signed up on etsy. Last year while on a supply buying trip with the same friends they really stressed the need for me to get signed up on etsy. Well, when I got back home I pulled out the laptop & started investigating. It didn't take me long to start seriously thinking of opening a shop. It has been a wonderful year and can't wait to see what the next year has in store for me.

allieart4children said...

Hi!, I learned of etsy from my cousin's wife (her etsy shop is lillitutu). I was asking her about selling venues. Etsy was also recommended by a woman I knew from a mommy and me group in Santa Cruz, CA.

coeyskids said...

I love etsy, I found it through a friend of my sister. I make crocheted dolls so I decided to open up a store. I also purchased an item I could have bought at the store just to support my fellow Etsians and I thought it was awesome!

Tom & Cher said...

I found Etsy through google searches years ago. After finding & buying a few things here and there, it occurred to me that it was a lot better venue for my glass than that other 'e' place, so I took the plunge.

I'd like to say Etsy has changed my like, but my life keeps changing every month anyways, so it's hard to tell what has had the biggest effect on it!

Cheers!
Cher
www.StuStuStudio.etsy.com

Abigail's Boutique Designs said...

I found etsy over a year ago when i was in one of my soapmaking forums. I use to sell on feebay prior to etsy so it has changed my life in a couple ways. One the fees and easy of use are much better, and i am only in competition with other handcrafted goods, and two i preffer to buy handmade now. After seeing all the amazing artist on etsy it was a simple desision to make.

Colorado Catnip Toys said...

Hi,
I found out about Etsy through an "email pal" I had met through the internet. She had some crafts at a craft mall in San Francisco and I emailed her to see how her sales were before I committed to buy booth space. We just kind of connected and have been emailing for almost two years. Love your idea. I have catnip items for your kitty cat.

Anonymous said...

A friend recommended Etsy to me s a way of "expanding" my horizons! lol I absolutely love it - I've met some great people and have seeen so much talent!!!!

Apple Blossom Designs said...

I stumbled upon Etsy in June of this year searching for something on Craig's List. I've been hooked ever since. I was looking for an outlet, other than ebay, for selling my jewelry.

Azaiez said...

i found out about etsy from a classmate! i was making jewelry and selling it to classmates and friends at school and one said, you should really be on etsy! i checked it out and now i am hooked :)

ImmatureCouture said...

Oh let's see... first, I want to say that I always appreciate what you give back to Etsy and contribute to the forums!

Now... I found Etsy because I've always made handmade goods on the side for extra money. Bluntly, times can get tight as a single Mom with two kids so sewing into the night helps. I really wasn't thrilled about Ebay and a friend of mine on a Parenting forum told me about Etsy. She said it would be a great place to get more exposure and network. It has been just that.

smokeymountainscents said...

Hi. I found ETSY quite by accident. I was using another e-company and the fees were getting outrageous-so i started surfing-and found this wonderful site where the seller put work and love into every creation and the buyers understand our hard work and the uniqueness of our items.

Aunt Cindy's Attic said...

I found it from comments on the Baby Center boards. There are several women there who sell on Etsy! Great concept for promotions!

Sam said...

i found etsy through mommy blogs a few years ago.

Brenda said...

Hi - I found out about Etsy at a Marketing Class I took at a metalsmithing studio in Seattle. Opened my Etsy store later that week.

Sabrina & Jenny/The Pig and the Peacock said...

Hi! I found out about Etsy when one of my blog readers commented on a post about making bath salts. I went and checked it out and am hooked. It has since snowballed into all sorts of bath products.

thepigandthepeacock.etsy.com

Giftbearer said...

I found Etsy just after Hurricane Katrina through a fundraising effort by Crafters United. I had been looking to donate something to the survivors and came across them in a Google search. They had an Etsy store. A few things of mine sold in their store pretty quickly (Jewelry and also some greeting cards of my paintings), so I decided to open a store of my own.

Chimera Crochet said...

Hmm, I started on etsy back in 2006, I believe a coworker told me about it. I was a buyer for a long while, but after taking a crochet class, I started my own store of crocheted goods!

jennymadethis said...

I found out about etsy when I was going through links to my myspace page. Someone distantly linked to me mentioned that she was selling some handmade items on etsy.com and I clicked on the link to her store to find out more. The site was exciting and inviting and so different from anything I had ever seen before. I kept it in mind for when I thought of selling my own creations. In fact, it inspired me to make upcycled bags and purses to begin with!

Melissa said...

Hi,

I don't know that you will even see me, there are so many posts. I found Etsy one day searching on the internet for beads. I believe things happen for a reason, I had just started making Jewelry and needed a place to sell. I have been selling for a year here on Etsy August 26th. I never dreamed I would be where I am at right now as far as what I am designing, but I love every minute of it. I'm like you I love ETSY, and the Art of creativity.

Uniquegarden said...

A good friend of mine saw a blurb about etsy on Martha Stewart and wrote down the name, then sent it on to me. She emailed me and said that it sounded like it was a place that was right up my alley. I signe up for a shop that same day, but then read on it and about it for about two weeks before I listed anything in this shop, and opened two more, listing in those right away.

jennifer said...

lol melyssa. there sure are a lot of posts, but that's nothing unusual for timothy.

i found etsy while searching online for a place to sell my art. i so love doing it and have given it all away right from childhood up until recently. then someone asked me to be in an art show, where people stood at my display giggling, laughing...and purchasing. wow! so, i looked for an online site and found our everloving etsy! isn't life great?

FatallyFeminine said...

Hi,

Maybe Someday you will get to all these comments and read mine! =) Anyway I found etsy through another website where I had purchased a necklace and they had a link to Etsy and said "check out my etsy". I had no clue what it was but clicked on it and loved it right away. It was perfect timing because I had just started to make and try to sell my own jewelry on eBay, which was awful! So needless to say I've been a happy Etsy buyer and seller ever since!

<3 Aubree

Nothinglikeit said...

I stumbled on ETSY in November of 2006 while shopping online for unique Christmas gifts. I realized there might be an online market for items I had until recently been making for family and friends. I started my ETSY shop in Jauary 2007 and have loved every moment of it!

Lorissa J. Longfellow said...

A friend mentioned it (Etsy) to me when I was sending her some pieces for an exhibition in Florida. We are both mother's and were looking for hand made things and a community that supports artist and handmade craft. Many of our friends are work at home moms too. I love etsy. I have met so many wonderful people though the street teams and the forum.

jesse janes said...

I found out about etsy from a member of my knitting group. She has a shop and sells her own knitting patterns. Since I began last October, I now have 3 different shops I'm running. It's been awesome!

erinberry said...

Last summer there was another adoptive mom fostering in Guatemala and staying in the apartment where we lived. She and I were talking about modern design, specifically for nurseries, and we were sharing web sites. She asked if I'd ever heard of Etsy and I hadn't.

I made my first Etsy purchase last fall or winter (can't remember!) and then opened my shop in May of this year.

Carol b., beadsandpieces said...

I found Etsy while surfing the web a couple of years ago and finally this year it dawned on me that I should start selling on Etsy! I wish I had done it sooner. I love it here on Etsy!

rosewoodcreations said...

I was introduced to Etsy by a friend of mine. She started getting these really cool hats and scarves, that I fell in love with. So I asked her where she got them? She said Etsy. Now I'm hooked! And I'm the one telling people about this great site.

Alyssa said...

I found etsy through a friend, and it's changed my life as well - I love shopping for handmade goods whenever I need a gift as well as selling my spa products (vintagebodyspallc).

BlastFromThePast said...

I was searching the web one day for something, and stumbled accross etsy.

Camille Marie said...

I've been on etsy since the beginning. I don't know if I can remember how I found out about etsy, it's been so long! I think I heard about it on a craft forum. It was very new then. I've had a great time with it!!

5erg said...

Hi!
I found it when I saw someones etsy-mini on her blog when i was browsing one Estonian handicraft site. So I registered there and started selling maybe few months later.
It happened in this year.

LizzyJ said...

Hi, I stumbled upon Etsy as I was planning my wedding. I was looking for handmade invitations. The rest is history!
www.lizzyjdesigns.etsy.com

April said...

Very cool! I found etsy through other sellers at a craft show! I love it!

Wendy said...

I found etsy online when I was searching for an alternative to ebay. I also had a customer at an art show mention it to me.

Wendy said...

oops forgot my etsy link!
www.etsy.wendyconradart.etsy.com

Jen said...

I found Etsy through the Little Black Boxes - until then, I had never heard of it and now I don't think I could live without it!!

Michaela and Susie said...

I found Etsy when my dad emailed me a link. I checked it out and thought it was cool! So this August I started a shop!

Ambermayhem: Art, Textiles and Random Mayhem said...

I found etsy through an etsy seller friend way before I knew how to type or do anything on the internet. That was only last year! It has really become a large part of my business since then.

BreeLeeD said...

I first discovered Etsy during the Summer of 2006. I was browsing a crafting community at LiveJournal and people were talking about Etsy. It sounded neat, so I checked it out. I've had my own shop now for two years.

BluePrints said...

My friend told me about it!

Brandon said...

I found out about Etsy through my neighbor "AlytheRed" she had just done the reasearch on it and told me about it. Now we both have stores!

Melanie said...

Hi Timothy! I see lots of my favorite shops leaving messages here... you're going to have a challenge deciding what to review!!! :-)

How did I find Etsy? I know I just celebrated my 2 year anniversary... and I think I heard about Etsy on the big feebay! I was looking for better options and this looked like a place to start.

Now, I have 2 stores!!! One is art and one is Jewelry (which is the one I left a message for you on the forums)

Thanks for considering me among all these great creators!!!

Karyn said...

I found Etsy totally by accident. When looking on-line for advice to sell my jewellery, I came across a link to Etsy in a how to sell your jewellery on-line article.

idabble said...

Hi Timothy! My supervisor at my JOB showed me an article about Etsy in the Philadelphia Inquirer last August. I remember her saying "wouldn't it be great to be able to make some money selling our crafts?"
She never did get around to opening a store, but I did!(CreationsByRobin)
And here I am, one year later and I'm so glad she shared that article with me!!

Pretty Fun said...

What a great idea to show a video of receiving the item to see how it is packaged. That is part of the fun of buying from etsy, to see the pretty or interesting way an artist presents their tiems to the buyer!
A friend recommended Etsy to me so I went shopping and have been hooked ever since. My first purchase was from Reyney.etsy.com who I developed a friendship with. She even helped with advice for opening my own shop. It has been a wonderful and supportive experience selling and buying on Etsy.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

I honestly can't recall how I came to Etsy (back in 2006) but it's a wonderful venue and community. I've opened three shops, closed one this summer and discovered blogging and plenty of other great ideas and such thanks to fellow Etsians. Glad for a place to sell and share that has some class and asthentic value.

theophany. said...

i stumbled upon etsy when my boss asked me to compile a list of handmade projects/crafts for his wife..he gave me different categories and asked for five different projects in each category, that could all be completed in less than an hour.

needless to say....etsy come up QUITE FREQUENTLY when you google "crafts".....and i have been hooked ever since.

Shani said...

I found Etsy from an add in Craft magazine. I guess it was last year or the year before.
Now I am a bit addicted too!

Janamidala said...

I had been selling (or more accurately NOT selling) my potpourri on eBay for 2 years, when my sister found out about Etsy and recommended it to me. I have been happily buying and selling here ever since! I love Etsy!

Lonnie said...

I registered on Etsy back in February. I had come across it in a Google search and bookmarked it quite awhile before that though. I have no clue as to what I was hunting for at the time! I haunted the site for quite awhile reading and watching before I opened my own shop on July 18th of this year.

Anonymous said...

I found Etsy while selling at my very first craft fair in September of 2006. I was admiring the work of another crafter. We were talking about how bad the traffic at the fair was and how we were all so disappointed that nothing was selling and then she asked me if I heard about Etsy. Later I checked out the site and within a month I was selling on Etsy. 2 shops later and a lot of learning and here I am:

edithandlulu.etsy.com

Anonymous said...

I found Etsy last Fall when I was in a boutique in the area. We got to talking and she told me she also sold stuff on Etsy. I asked her what that was and she told me all about it. I decided to give it a try once people wanted to buy my hair accessories (o: Great idea for a blog by the way!!

Mechelle Harrison said...

I met Allison Strine who was exhibiting at an art festival last fall. I got her business card, checked out her shop online. Several months later I opened up my shop.

Lost Mitten said...

I found out about Etsy through the Craftster forums in early 2006. I browsed around and loved the items that I saw, and then started preparing to open my shop. I opened my shop in September 2006. Two years later and still going strong...I'm loving it, for selling and buying! :)

Lauren
http://lostmitten.etsy.com
http://lostmittenblog.blogspot.com

Julie D'Arcy said...

How I found Etsy: I had decided to give this artist thing a shot for real, but didn't know how to start. One evening, while my husband was on an attempted thousand-mile motorcycle journey, I decided to go downtown to find this lingerie shop to get something nifty to welcome him home with. While there, I was admiring the gorgeous corsets created by a local designer, who turned out to be Etsy seller cicatrix--I looked up her shop, started looking around Etsy, and $0.20 later, I had my first listing!

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

I found Etsy one day when I was searching on google for places to live in Maine. I came across an Etsy sellers blog (I didn't even know what a blog was at the time--haha!) ---and I guess she lived in Maine and had posted about living there or something. Well I saw the link for Etsy on her sidebar and as soon as I clicked it...I fell in love! I started selling on Etsy the next day. December 6, 2006! Before that, I had only made jewelry for fun but now I'm addicted to selling it too! I am so thankful for Etsy---It's a great place and it has changed my life!!

Cheers!
KK,
Lula Boutique

Ginny said...

Hi Timothy-again another great idea from you.

I belong to a crafting group-Happy Holiday House and one of the members has a shop on Etsy. I checked it out and began to cruise around the other shops-fell in love with the whole arena of handmade items. I opened my shop in March '08 and as others have said the rest is history.

Mulchandmore said...

I investigated Etsy after seeing it mentioned a couple of times on Martha Stewart shows. Seemed like a good fit after not having luck on ebay (too short a listing time)and the people in the forums are great.

michelleoc said...

A friend of mine mentioned Etsy to me, saying it would be a good way to get my quilts seen. I've only been with Etsy a couple of months. It's a lot of fun!

D'Elle Juwelen said...

I spend a lot of time on forums about jewelry trying to make my designs better and looking for some business advice. That's the way I found out about Etsy.

Robyn said...

I think my post will get lost in all the others. Oh well, such is life.
I found out about Etsy through a yarn shop that I LOVE, called "The Yarn Lady.
B.E., before Etsy I sold my items by word of mouth and a few craft shows years ago.
My shop on Etsy is DreamsOfMay

jenn said...

ANTHONY*******************************

Hi. I found etsy just over a year ago while a friend and I were doing a google search for a free web site. I was looking for an inexpensive way to promote my jewelry. No one I new had ever heard of etsy but I'm so glad I stumbled upon it!

Kim Ambrose said...

A friend told me about Etsy and I signed up right away. Etsy is great way to showcase the world of homemade items. I'm learning more everyday about promoting this site and try to do something every day to bring traffic. My goal is to quit my full time job to do what I love every day.

Shannon said...

Wow! So many comments!

I discovered Etsy in December of 2006. My friend and I wanted to set up an online store somewhere to sell our craft items. While we were searching we found Etsy and we were immediately impressed by it. I have since then opened my own shop and I love it. :)

gush4plush said...

Hi, I discovered Etsy Nov/07 through a Goggle search and I've been hooked since. I researched Etsy for 3 months before placing my first listing.

Etsy is a great community that makes me feel like I belong.

Love you all!!!!

* Amanda * said...

I started as a shopper (of hairclips no less!) and started to sell about 6 mths later. I create applique shirts for babies to teens!

Great review and nice looking clips, Clippy Hut!

shiborigirl said...

Hi Timothy,

Several of my friends told me about Etsy, all about the same time. It seemed like the right time to check it out, and I have been happy there.

I sell beaded jewelry in a wide range of price points.

Thanks,

Kate

ThreadBeaur said...

I like you idea of buying and reviewing an etsy shop! I think that is very fun. You have been so active in the Etsy community, and helpful for all the newbies! Thanks for all the info and advice!

I first found ETSY just over a year ago. I was surfing the internet one night. I was searching for squirrel, when I found one that was oh so cute on a site called ETSY. It was a silver squirrel holding a glass acorn. I should have bought it because I never found it again, but I did find ETSY again, and again. Then I decided to post a bag back in February, and Threadbeaur was started. Now I am working hard on my etsy shop every day, and well the rest is history!

Thanks for looking at my shop!

Eclat Designs said...

I started making jewelry for myself. Someone noticed and I ended up selling 4 pairs of earrings. When I told my friends, one said I should start an Etsy store. And thus, an addiction was begun. It's such a great site; there are so many things I want to buy!

Falskblondin said...

Hi I found out about Etsy via a Swedish forum, Parlplatsen. Some of them thought that I should have a shop there and that I would sell my macramé items.
/Maria Nyberg

CheyLoCreations said...

I honestly can't even remember...I am pretty sure a friend mentioned it in passing, and a couple weeks later I checked it out, and fell in love with the site, the rest is, as they say, history!

~Marge~ said...

I was displaying at a regional craft show about 18 months ago and swapped business cards with other vendors. I was amazed to see well over half of them had an Etsy store! So last fall, I joined. I love it. Please do check out my two shops:
http://mkdesigner.etsy.com
http://knitsnmore.etsy.com

missindie said...

Hi! :]

My mom recommended Etsy for me at the beginning of the year. She knew that I've been wanting to start up my own shop to sell my handmade and crocheted items, and thought it would be an interesting avenue for me to try. So far its been a ton of fun!!

Thanks so much!
mandy
[missindie.etsy.com]

Tricia said...

I discovered Etsy about 1 year ago while I was browsing craigslist. I came across an ad from darbygirl.etsy.com, checked out her shop and soon decided I wanted to be a part of this exciting community.

Tricia
beadbooty.etsy.com

Niklyn Designs said...

HI! We found ETSY from a crafting friend on MySpace. We joined the crafting blog and someone mentioned ETSY there. Once I clicked I have found a whole new world of friends, crafters and designers. Just wonderful!

shanell said...

My friend told me about Etsy about 8 months ago. I loved it instantly and opened my shop just this June!

shanell
earthbabyboutique.etsy.com

The Quinna Collection said...

I stumbled across Etsy on a Google search in March. I made my first purchase and never looked back. I started my shop originally on EBay and realized it was a waste of time and money. So, I opened a shop on Etsy. It has also changed my life.

djamesdesigns said...

I found out about etsy from a salesperson at a bead store in alpharetta georgia. she told me about it and wrote the url down on a card for me. i stuck it away in my wallet and when i was cleaning out my wallet about six months later i discovered it and checked it out. at the time i was also looking into a similar type site called shopify.com. anyone heard or it?

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